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Traversing time zones through online creative collaborations

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 19 FEBRUARY
Bozzini Quartet

RBC's Composition Department will be traversing multiple time zones next week through a range of online creative collaborations that are taking place across the globe.

During the afternoons of Wednesday 24 February through to Friday 26 February, eight composition students will be working over Zoom with the Canada-based Bozzini Quartet, one of the world’s leading proponents of new music.

Over three days, eight new compositions by RBC student composers will come to life through daily rehearsals and workshops.

On the mornings of Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February, the Composition Department will be hosting an online symposium with the composition departments of Seoul National University, Korea, and Curtis Institute, USA. Students and tutors from each institution will present new and recent compositions.

The symposium also includes the world premieres of five new compositions written for Seoul National University's New Music Ensemble, including new works from Head of Composition Professor Joe Cutler, Deputy Head of Composition and Course Leader of the MMus in Experimental Performance Associate Professor Michael Wolters and PhD student Nicholas Olsen. These works have been written for a combination of Western classical and Korean traditional instruments. 

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